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Collegiate Science and Technology Entry Program (CSTEP)


Increase the number of students from under-represented groups who are pursuing professional licensure and careers in mathematics, science, technology and health-related fields.

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Program Services

  • CSTEP provides academic enrichment and research experience in STEM content areas. 
  • Projects consist of academic year and summer components including:
    • Supervised training in research methods
    • Graduate/professional school admissions preparation
    • Standardized tests preparation
    • Academic and career development activities

Institutional Eligibility

  • Competitive grants are awarded to postsecondary institutions and/or professional schools

Student Eligibility

  • New York state resident


  • African-American, Hispanic/Latino, American Indian or Alaskan native


  • Economically disadvantaged (Institutions must assure that no more than 20% of all CSTEP students are concurrently enrolled in a state-funded opportunity program) 

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Contact Information

New York State Education Department
Office of Postsecondary Access, Support, and Success
Collegiate Science and Technology Entry Program
89 Washington Avenue, EBA 960
Albany, New York 12234
(518) 474-3719